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Last Build Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:55:02 -0800

 



Do e-cigarettes help or harm? Report says it’s not clear yet

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:34:06 -0800

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The new report wrestles with potential benefits and harms of the vapor-emitting devices which have been sold in the U.S. for more than a decade. But their effects may not be known for decades.



Real places in Oscar-nominated films from Dunkirk to Toronto

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:19:43 -0800

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NEW YORK (AP) — From the beaches of France where “Dunkirk” took place to a historic Toronto theater where “Shape of Water” was filmed, fans can visit many of the real-world destinations depicted in this year’s Oscar-nominated movies. CALL ME BY YOUR NAME For the Italy depicted in “Call Me By Your Name,” head to […]



A Chinese home cook shares lessons learned from mom

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0800

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Hsiao-Ching Chou writes in her new book, ‘Chinese Soul Food,’ that the key is to focus more on the ingredients at hand than on recipes or menus.



Snubbing one friend to placate another

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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Engaged couple could really benefit from Friendship Summer School, writes Carolyn Hax.



Rant & Rave: Compromise and bipartisanship needed

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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Readers rave about TV coverage of deputy’s funeral, rant about government shutdown.



‘Last year we marched; this year we act’: Sitting out the Women’s March on Seattle

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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This year, columnist Nicole Brodeur sat out the second annual Women’s March on Seattle with one of the organizers of its first iteration. Instead of marching, they discussed what people can do to create real change.



Love and hot sauce: New Orleans revives 1894 Tabasco opera

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:57:32 -0800

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Love, hate and hot sauce are themes of a 19th century comic opera being produced this week as a kickoff to New Orleans’ 300th anniversary. It’s also the 150th anniversary for Tabasco sauce and the New Orleans Opera’s 75th. “Tabasco: a Burlesque Opera” had been stuck in an attic for more […]



South Korean identified as 4th victim in Prague hotel fire

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:24:08 -0800

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PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police say they have identified a South Korean woman as the final victim in a hotel fire in downtown Prague that killed four tourists. In a Tuesday statement, police say the woman was born in 1997. No other details were given. One other South Korean died in the blaze that broke […]



Las Vegas airport passenger tally sets new annual record

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:34:12 -0800

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas airport officials say the number of passengers using McCarran International Airport soared to a new record in 2017, with 48.5 million people coming and going. That topped the annual high total of nearly 48 million set in 2007, and continues a steady seven-year climb. Data released Monday by the […]



Whatever happened to the abortion pill? It’s going through the mail

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:24:07 -0800

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The abortion pill mifepristone (also known as RU-486 and Mifeprex) got off to a slow start after FDA approval in 2000. But with 31 percent of American abortion patients choosing pill-induced abortion over surgery, the pill is at a crossroads.



Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island reopen amid shutdown

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:08:16 -0800

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are now open for visitors, with New York state picking up the tab for the federal workers during the 69-hour shutdown. The two sites reopened on Monday after being closed due to the shutdown which ended late Monday when President Donald Trump signed a […]



Amazon Go draws crowds: How does it work? Answers to questions on the new retail store

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:25:52 -0800

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Amazon Go opened to considerable buzz, and long lines at lunchtime, on Monday. How does it work? What if something goes wrong? What about privacy? Read on.



Entrance gates to Grand Canyon open during federal shutdown

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:02:20 -0800

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Entrance gates to the Grand Canyon remained unlocked Monday with no one collecting fees during the federal government shutdown. Visitors were free to hike trails at the national park, stay in the campgrounds, and use river and backcountry permits they already had. Concessionaries are keeping lodges, campgrounds, restaurants […]



Here’s what it’s like to shop at Seattle’s Amazon Go cashierless convenience store

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:13:57 -0800

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Cameras line the store's ceiling, tracking your every movement. But does it work as billed — the world's first cashier-free shop?



Belgium reduces terror threat to level unseen since 2015

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:03:26 -0800

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium is reducing its terror threat level from the second-highest mark for the first time in over two years. The country has lived under a threat level of at least three on a four-step scale since November 2015, when Islamic State extremists carried out multiple attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. […]



Will the unique culture of Miami’s Coconut Grove survive?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:15:40 -0800

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MIAMI (AP) — With its artsy vibe, lush landscapes and free-roaming peacocks, Coconut Grove has long been known as a bohemian paradise. It’s also Miami’s oldest neighborhood, established along the shores of Biscayne Bay in 1873 before the city existed. Located nearly 5 miles from what is now Miami’s downtown, its streets are shaded by […]



US approves land exchange for road through Alaska refuge

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:00:15 -0800

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a land trade agreement Monday that could lead to construction of a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska, portraying the exchange as a people-versus-wildlife issue. Environmental groups have said they will fight to keep a road out of Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and its […]



Swiss police say 8 men stuck in Alpine cave for 2 more days

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:39:50 -0800

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BERLIN (AP) — Swiss police say eight men who have been stuck in a cave in the Alps since Saturday will likely have to spend at least another 48 hours underground because of flooding. The group, including a qualified guide, entered the Hoelloch cave in the Muotathal valley in central Switzerland on Saturday morning on […]



Woman falls overboard from cruise ship into Gulf of Mexico

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:26:56 -0800

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman has fallen overboard from a cruise ship into the Gulf of Mexico while sailing from New Orleans. Carnival Cruise Line spokesman Vance Gulliken told news outlets that a 44-year-old woman fell from the Carnival Triumph on Sunday night. The company says rescue efforts for the missing woman have been […]



Flamenco dancing is all about the rhythm (and colorful clothes and clacking shoes)

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0800

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Dancers get in a workout by staying in sync with their fancy footwork.